‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ review: Director Ryan Coogler makes a difficult dive after Chadwick Boseman’s death

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ review: Director Ryan Coogler makes a difficult dive after Chadwick Boseman’s death

CNN — In the parlance of Olympic diving — a good analogy for blockbuster production — “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” faced a disproportionate level of difficulty in addressing the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman. That the film manages to strike that grim chord and still deliver as Marvel-style entertainment represents a major achievement, though the … Read more

Cher reminds ‘haters’ that she can hold hands with whoever she wants

Cher reminds ‘haters’ that she can hold hands with whoever she wants

CNN — Twitter might not be old enough to remember that Cher does whatever she wants. The icon, who is 76, was recently photographed holding hands with rapper and music executive Alexander “AE” Edwards, 36, in West Hollywood. People on social media had questions, and Cher had plenty of answers. The singer replied with a … Read more

Jeff Cook, guitarist and co-founder of the band Alabama, has died at the age of 73

Jeff Cook, guitarist and co-founder of the band Alabama, has died at the age of 73

CNN — Jeff Cook, one of the original members of the country band Alabama, has died, according to the group’s representative, Don Murry Grubbs. He was 73. Cook died at his vacation home in Destin, Florida on Monday “with his family and close friends by his side,” according to a press release and statement posted … Read more

Alanis Morissette explains bowing out of Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

Alanis Morissette explains bowing out of Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

CNN — “You Oughta Know” why Alanis Morissette didn’t perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this weekend. The singer had been announced to perform “You’re So Vain” with Olivia Rodrigo as a tribute to inmate Carly Simon. But it did not happen. “There are some misinformed rumblings that I didn’t … Read more

‘Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me’ review: Gomez opens up about her mental health issues in an Apple TV+ documentary

‘Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me’ review: Gomez opens up about her mental health issues in an Apple TV+ documentary

CNN — In the most deeply personal aspect of “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me,” the singer-actress reads excerpts from her journal filled with self-doubt and anxiety, including lines like “I have to stop living like this” and “I want to know how to breathe again.” Opening up about his bipolar disorder is certainly a … Read more

Amy Schumer’s son was hospitalized with RSV, comedian reveals

Amy Schumer’s son was hospitalized with RSV, comedian reveals

CNN — Comedian and actress Amy Schumer has revealed that her young son, Gene, was admitted to the emergency room this week with RSV. “This was the hardest week of my life,” Schumer wrote in an Instagram post published Sunday. “Shout out to all the parents going through this right now.” The ordeal was even … Read more

Hartbeat, Kevin Hart’s production company, will turn ‘Black Sands’ comics into movies, TV series

Hartbeat, Kevin Hart’s production company, will turn ‘Black Sands’ comics into movies, TV series

Kevin Hart’s production company is working to turn the comic “Black Sands” into an animated feature film and TV adaptation as part of their new deal with Black Sands Entertainment, a Black-owned publisher that tells stories about African history. The deal gives Hartbeat, Hart’s company, a stake in Black Sands Entertainment, Variety reported last week. … Read more

Aaron Carter Remembered: Backstreet Boys and Melanie Martin Tribute

Aaron Carter Remembered: Backstreet Boys and Melanie Martin Tribute

CNN — Aaron Carter’s death this past weekend at the age of 34 continues to lead to an outpouring of grief from friends, family and fans of the late recording artist. After posting a tribute on Instagram to his younger brother, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter broke down in tears during the band’s show at … Read more

Harry Styles postpones several shows because he is in bed with the flu

Harry Styles postpones several shows because he is in bed with the flu

CNN — After rescheduling a Nov. 4 show in Los Angeles, Harry Styles has postponed several concerts because he is sick with the flu. Over the weekend, Styles released a statement to social media about his health. “Towards the end of the show on Wednesday I started feeling sick and have been in bed with … Read more

Pakistan’s Imran Khan says three bullets were taken from his right leg

Pakistan’s Imran Khan says three bullets were taken from his right leg

CNN — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says three bullets were taken from his right leg from the shooting that wounded him last week. Khan survived the shooting at a political rally in Gujranwala on Thursday, an incident his party has called an assassination attempt. In an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson on Monday, … Read more